Guide to the Papers of Daniel Tyler

Prepared and revised by Patricia J. Rettig
Colorado State University Water Resources Archive
A joint effort of the University Libraries and the Colorado Water Institute
Copyright 2018 Colorado State University. All rights reserved.
Finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 by Patricia J. Rettig, 2011.
Creator: Tyler, Daniel
Title: Papers of Daniel Tyler
Dates: 1950-2011
Bulk Dates: 1985-2010
Quantity: 21.5 linear feet (14 record cartons, 1 document box)
Identification: WDTP
Abstract: Daniel Tyler (b. 1933), emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University, has taught and written extensively on western water history. This collection documents his research, including that for the biography of W.D. Farr, a Greeley, Colorado, water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman; the biography of Delph Carpenter, a Greeley water lawyer and interstate river commissioner; a book of Carpenter's parents' courtship correspondence; and Mexican land grant rights in relation to New Mexico court cases. The collection contains Tyler's correspondence, notes, drafts, interview tapes, writings about and by his research subjects, and reference materials, as well as microfilm related to Tyler's research on Hispanic New Mexico.
Contact Information: Water Resources Archive
Archives and Special Collections
Morgan Library
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1019 USA
Phone: 970-491-1844
Fax: 970-491-1195
Email: library_dl_specialcollections@mail.colostate.edu
URL: https://lib.colostate.edu/water
Restrictions on Access
Confidential and attorney-client privileged documents in Series 5 are restricted from public access for fifty years from date of creation. Until then, such documents can only be viewed by the clients involved or with written permission of the clients. The collection is stored off-site, so advance notice is recommended.
Restrictions on Use
Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Colorado State University Libraries online catalog. Researchers seeking materials about related subjects, persons, organizations, or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Subjects:
  • Water resources development.
  • Water-supply -- Colorado.
  • Water -- Law and legislation.
  • Interstate agreements.
  • Beef cattle.
  • Banks and banking.
  • Land grants.
Persons:
  • Carpenter, Delph.
  • Carpenter, Leroy S., 1843-1927.
  • Carpenter family.
  • Farr, W. D. (William Daven), 1910-2007.
  • Tyler, Daniel.
Organizations:
  • Colorado River Commission.
Places:
  • Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Colo.)
  • Greeley (Colo.)
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
  • South Platte River (Colo. and Neb.)
  • Colorado.
  • New Mexico.
Special Document Types:
  • Photographs.
  • Audiocassettes.
  • Microfilms.
  • DVDs.
Daniel Tyler, emeritus professor of history at Colorado State University, has taught and written extensively about western water history. His biographies of Delph Carpenter and W.D. Farr are significant contributions to the understanding of two prominent people who influenced western water development.
Daniel Tyler was born in 1933 in Pennsylvania and moved with his family to a ranch in Carbondale, Colorado, when he was a boy. His education included a bachelor's degree from Harvard (1955), a master's from Colorado State University (CSU; 1967), and a Ph.D. in history from the University of New Mexico (1970). After earning his Ph.D., Tyler returned to CSU as a history professor with an emphasis on the American West and water issues until his retirement in 1999. He had Fulbright appointments to Mexico (1974-1976) and Argentina (1979).
Tyler's dissertation and early research focused on New Mexican history. Beginning in 1987, Tyler wrote the history of the Colorado-Big Thompson transmountain diversion project, published as The Last Water Hole in the West: The Colorado-Big Thompson Project and the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District in 1992. His biography of Delph Carpenter, Silver Fox of the Rockies: Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts(2003), describes the origin of interstate river compacts and the critical role they played in western history. Tyler also compiled and edited the courtship correspondence of Carpenter's parents in Love in an Envelope: A Courtship in the American West (2008).
Tyler followed this with a biography of William Daven "W.D." Farr, a water pioneer, cattleman, and businessman from Greeley, Colorado. Mr. Farr served on Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District's board and the Greeley Water Board for forty years and was extensively involved in other water and agricultural organizations. Tyler's biography of him is entitled W.D. Farr: Cowboy in the Boardroom (2011).
Tyler is divorced and has five children. He lives near Denver, Colorado.
The Papers of Daniel Tyler consists of documents dated 1950 to 2011, with the bulk falling from 1985 to 2010. The collection primarily contains research files, notes, correpondence, and writings related to Tyler's biography of W.D. Farr, biography of Delph Carpenter, and book of Carpenter's parents' letters. Along with the individuals and their families, the collection documents issues related to interstate river compacts, water law, cattle, Greeley, and marriage. Also included in the collection are microfilm reels of New Mexico land grant documents as well as Tyler's research for several related court cases. A small set of interview transcripts related to Navajo livestock and stockman Tom Allen is also present.
Preferred Citation

Papers of Daniel Tyler, Water Resources Archive, Colorado State University.

Acquisition

The Farr portion of the collection was donated by Dr. Tyler in October 2010, with one item added in March 2011. The microfilm portion was donated by him in 1993. The Carpenter portions were donated by him in September 2016. Additional materials, forming Series 5 and 6 and supplementing Series 1 and 4, were donated by him in September 2017.

Processing

Work on the original portion of the collection was completed in March 2011. Metal clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips as necessary. Materials were rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. DVDs were housed in archival cases and microcassette tapes were organized alphabetically in small boxes. Two sealed commercial CDs were discarded. Documents printed on the back of Tyler's personal financial papers were photocopied and the originals were removed. Work on the 2016 addition was completed in June 2017. Similar actions were taken, with the exception of rehousing materials in acid-free folders unless they were loose. Photographs were sleeved. Also, documents originally from the Papers of Delph E. Carpenter and Family, which Tyler used before it was housed at the Water Resources Archive, were extracted and discarded if duplicates or otherwise returned to the Carpenter collection. Folders of photocopies and internet printouts that had no or minor annotations by Tyler were discarded, as were the final draft, the publisher's edited draft, and the author's copy for proofing of Silver Fox. Additionally, CDs from other archives and most disks and CDs from the publisher were discarded. A small set of documents related to Tyler's work for the City of Sterling which were marked confidential or attorney work product was also removed, as were a few financial forms with ID numbers. Work on the 2017 addition was completed in October 2018. Similar actions were taken. All Republican River research received was removed, with photocopies and notes discarded and Tyler's confidential report for the Colorado Attorney General sent to that office, along with associated memoranda.

Related Collections

The Water Resources Archive holds the Papers of W. D. Farr and the Papers of Delph E. Carpenter and Family. The University of New Mexico has the American Indian Oral History Collection, which contains the Navajo-related interviews Tyler conducted.

Online Materials

Three tapes have been digitized and are available through the Colorado State University Libraries website. In the electronic version of this document, a direct link appears in context.

Note: Title information supplied by the archivist is bracketed. Estimated pagination is preceded by an "e."

Series 1: Farr biography, 1950-2011 and undated (3.75 linear feet)

This series documents Tyler's research and writing of his biography of W.D. Farr. The series is organized into six categories: Communications, Interviews, Articles and minutes, Notes by subject, Notes by chapter, and Associated materials. The chapter notes is the most extensive category. Material types are primarily notes, website printouts, and photocopies of original documents, but also include correspondence, news clippings, articles, interview transcripts, and CDs/DVDs. The latter contain minutes from both Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District and the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority, photographs of Farr, and a recording of Farr's memorial service. All of the media, except that in box 12, was relocated to be together at the end of the series, but is listed with its related category. Some microcassette tapes have associated transcripts.
Box Folder
1 Communications.
1 1 Contacts for interviews. 2007-2009, undated. e100pp.
1 2 Correspondence and misc. communic[ations]. 1986-2009. e100pp.
1 3 Dick Farr - emails, etc. 2008-2010. 9pp.
1 4-5 John Farr - emails and interviews. 2007-2010. e200pp.
1 6 Randy Farr - emails, etc. 2007-2010. e30pp.
1 7 WR "Bill" Farr - emails, etc. 2006-2010. e100pp.
Interviews.
1 8 D. Tyler interviews with WD Farr. 2003-2007. e100pp. VIEW
2 microcassette tapes relocated to Box 3, Folder 4
1 9-10 Interviews about WD - 1. 1987-2009. e300pp.
1 11-12 Interviews about WD - 2. 2006-2010. e250pp.
1 13 Michael Welsh interviews w/ WD (2002) and Greg Hobbs (2003). 2002-2003. e100pp.
CD relocated to Box 3, Folder 5
1 14 Silkensen interview w/ WD. 1997. e130pp.
3 6 Farr book interview tapes. 2007-2010. 11 microcassettes
Fred Anderson/Larry Scott; Hank Brown; Norm Dean/Gil Hause; Phone conversations re new feedlot, Bill Farr, Nick Kosmicki/Randy Knutson; Bill Farr/Larry Simpson; Bill Farr; John Farr; RD Farr; Sharon Farr; George Hall/Ruth Wright; Bill Jackson/Leo Hill
3 7 Farr book interview tapes. 2008-2009. 11 microcassettes
[John] Matsushima; Pete Morrell; Tom Norton/Bill Hammerich; Judy Lewis Prater/Gerald Shadwick, Kent Olin; Bob Ruyle/Harold Evans; John Sayre/Chris Jouflas; Al Slighter/Bob Tointon; George Spencer; Topper Thorpe/Bob Josserand; Susan Wickam; Eric Wilkinson/Jon Monson
3 8 Farr book interview tapes. 2009. 2 microcassettes
Stow Witwer; Darrel Zimbelman/Marge Kneivel
1 Articles and minutes.
1 15 Calf News Cattle Feeder (Betty Jo Gigot interviews w/ WD). 1990-1991. e50pp.
1 16 Materials collected at NCWCD (notes taken on computer). 1985-2006. e40pp.
1 17 Misc. pieces written about WD Farr. 1994-1999, 2007, undated. e170pp.
1 18 Misc. secondary source articles. 2007, undated. e40pp.
3 9 NCWCD and MSD [Municipal Subdistrict] minutes [1950-2003]; [Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority agendas, minutes and resolutions, 1981-1989]. 1950-2003. 2 DVDs
1 19 Writings by WD Farr. 1962-2007, undated. e180pp.
1 20 [Writings by WD Farr - China manuscript]. 1974. 185pp.
1 Notes by subject.
1 21 Andy Russell. 1984, 1996, 2007-2008. e60pp.
1 22 Banking. 1996, 2007-2009, undated. e20pp.
1 23 Beef industry: misc. 1954, 1995-2009, undated. e80pp.
1 24 Gladell Judy Farr. 1977-2009. e130pp.
1 25-27 Greeley Tribune - notes. 2007-2009. e400pp.
1 28 Leadership. 2003-2009, undated. e140pp.
1 29 NCA [National Cattlemen's Association] records - Index to files, U. of Wyoming. 2007-2009, undated. e150pp.
1 30 Notes - books, articles, secondary. 2007-2008, undated. e120pp.
Notes by chapter.
2 1 Preface/Intro notes (also: acknowledgements). 2009-2010. e30pp.
2 2-20 Chapter I - Chapter VI. 2006-2009, undated. e2,000pp.
3 1-3 Chapter VII - Chapter VIII. 2007-2009, undated. e350pp.
2 Associated materials.
12 1 WD Farr: Pics/CDs. undated. e25pp. including photographs + 2 CDs + DVD
12 2 Farr genealogy. 2011. 15pp.
12 3 Letters/Reviews "Cowboy". 2011. 33pp.
12 4 WD Farr: Leadership. undated. 9pp.
12 5 WD Farr: Book Signings and Talks. 2011. e40pp.
12 6 Water Projects and the Future 7/6/93. 1992-1993. e40pp.


Series 2: New Mexico land grant microfilm, c. 1990 (1.5 linear feet)

Tyler's dissertation and research during the 1970s and 1980s largely focused on New Mexico history. The microfilm reels of historical land grant documents related to this research are undated, but were likely created in 1990 or before by the University of New Mexico Library from documents at the New Mexico State Archives. They are arranged in numerical order.
Box Folder
4 1 Reel 11 - Record of Land Titles. c. 1990. 1 reel
4 2-20 Reel 12-31 - Surveyor General Records. c. 1990. 20 reels
4 21-24 31a-32 - Land Claims Record. c. 1990. 4 reels
4 25 33 - Appearance Docket. c. 1990. 1 reel
4 26-47 34-35 - Court of Private Land Claims Records. c. 1990. 21 reels


Series 3: Love in an Envelope, 1991-2009 and undated (1.5 linear feet)

This series contains Tyler's research for his book on Leroy Carpenter's and Martha Bennett's exchange of letters which resulted in their marriage. Tyler's friend Betty Henshaw assisted in the research and editing of the correspondence. Subjects documented include the two families, Greeley (Colorado), Tipton (Iowa), land, health, religion, and marriage. Materials in the series primarily include correspondence, notes, reference files, and photographs. Materials largely retain Tyler's original order, with files related to book preparation coming first, followed by reference files. Two recordings of Tyler's radio interviews about the book are at the end.
Box Folder
5 1 Pictures. 2005-2007. e100pp. including photographs
5 2 Love in an Envelope - Pics. undated. e35pp. including photographs
5 3 [Pictures]. 2006-2007. e25pp.
5 4 CSU Pictures. 2006. e35pp.
5 5 [Iowa pictures and articles]. 2006. e35pp. including photographs
5 6 Maps. 2002-2004. 13pp.
5 7 Intro and acknowledgements. 2005. 24pp.
5 8 [Flash drive: "Love in an Envelope" computer files]. 2006-2008.
Contains word processing files for book
5 9 Martha-Leroy letters, 1870-1872. undated. e200pp.
5 10 Carpenter wills - probate, etc. 2006. 15pp.
5 11 "Some of our Carpenter Family History". c. 1991. e100pp.
5 12 Frank Scott (son of Dr. James Scott). 2005. 22pp.
5 13 Notes: Chap 1: Ancestry. 1998-1999. e100pp.
5 14 Carpenter genealogy - family history. undated. e60pp.
5 15 Genealogy: Bennett, Carpenter. 2004-2006. e75pp.
5 16 Greeley: info obtained from Greeley-Ft. Collins sources. 2005. e50pp.
5 17 Uniontown. 2005-2006. 18pp.
5 18 Watchword and Cluster Bee. 2005. 18pp.
5 19 Temperance. 2005. 21pp.
5 20 Iowa marriage laws. 2005. 13pp.
5 21 Martha Bennett schools. undated. e40pp.
5 22 Eliz. Cady Stanton/Susan B. Anthony. 2005. e65pp.
5 23 Women's property rts. and bride's trousseau, 1870s. 2005. e50pp.
5 24 Grand Duke Alexis. 2004-2005. 11pp.
5 25 Leroy: U. of Iowa studies. 2004. 11pp.
5 26 Davenport. 2004-2005. 18pp.
5 27 Dewitt and historical soc. Wm. H. Bennett. 2004. e35pp.
5 28 Andrew and Martha Coleman/West Bethel Church. 2004-2005. e30pp.
5 29 Wm. H. Bennett land purchase and sales. undated. e20pp. including photographs
5 30 Daniel Carpenter homestead and Tipton maps. 1999. e25pp.
5 31 Daniel Carpenter: land purchase and sales. undated. 13pp.
5 32 Railroads. 2004-2005. e50pp.
5 33 First Methodist Church (Greeley). 2005. 10pp.
5 34 Peter and Mary Carpenter. 2005-2008. e80pp.
5 35 Miss Emmery. 2005. e30pp.
5 36 Agnes Murray. 2005. e25pp.
5 37 Tipton: public library, Cedar Co. court house. 2004-2005. e30pp.
5 38 Health issues. 2004-2005. e75pp.
5 39 West Bethel Church. 2005. 19pp.
5 40 ME church (general). 2005. e25pp.
5 41 Good Templars. 2005. e45pp.
5 42 Clinton Daily Herald. 2004-2005. e35pp.
5 43 Canned foods - patent medicines. 2005. 27pp.
5 44 James/Thomas Beecher. 2005. e45pp.
5 45 W.E. Pabor's 1871 history of Greeley and other history. undated. e50pp.
5 46 Courtship and marriage. 2005. e85pp.
5 47 Iowa land purchase (1849). 2005. 6pp.
5 48 The Sedgwicks. 2006. 5pp.
5 49 "Love in an Envelope" (miscellaneous). 2004-2006. e35pp.
5 50 Clinton, Iowa: railroad town. 2003. e50pp.
5 51 Info from Doris Carpenter. 1993-2005. e75pp. including photographs + audiocassette VIEW
Audiotape is Tyler's 1994 interview with Sara Thompson, daughter of Delph Carpenter
5 52 Delph E. Carpenter manuscript collection (1877-1951). 1993. e50pp.
5 53 Daniel Carpenter and Mary Carpenter's reminiscences. undated. e30pp.
5 54 [Interviews: KCFR and KGNU]. 2008-2009. 2 microcassettes, 1 CD
CD is of 2009 interview of Dan Tyler on KGNU radio, 24 min.


Series 4: Carpenter biography, 1956, 1983-2008, and undated (9.25 linear feet)

Tyler spent more than a decade working on Delph Carpenter's biography. This series contains Tyler's extensive reference files, notes, and drafts of the book. Some reference files have photocopies of documents from archival repositories across the West or the Carpenter collection housed at the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District at the time. The series also includes related papers and presentations by Tyler, along with a set of files concerning Tyler's work for the City of Sterling on the South Platte Compact. The files are roughly organized into a section for reference files and notes first, followed by Tyler's writings.
Box Folder
6 1 [Elgin County, Ontario, Canada]. 2007-2008. e100pp.
6 2 Colorado Water Archives. 2001. e50pp.
6 3 Delph Carpenter. 1993-2001. e150pp.
6 4 W.D. Farr. 1991-1994. e150pp.
6 5-8 Table 1-4 (DEC). 1997. e70pp.
6 9 Maps and pictures. undated. e150pp., 35 slides
6 10 Historical materials in Hoover Library. 1990. e65pp.
6 11 Hoover Library: grant application 1995. 1995. e50pp.
6 12 Hoover Library: finding aids. undated. e35pp.
6 13 DEC bio (about 1918). undated. 5pp.
6 14 Meaning and intent of CRC [Colorado River Compact]. 1995-1996. e40pp.
6 15 Public hearings, 1922. 1994-1997. e150pp.
6 16 Hoover Pres. Library (Notes, Nov. 1992). 1992. e150pp.
6 17 Hoover Library - materials copied June 1993. 1993. e150pp.
6 18 Water laws of Colo. 1996-1997. e125pp.
6 19 CWCB [Colorado Water Conservation Board]: applic. for assistance. 1995-1998. e100pp.
6 20 Preproposal: CWRRI [Colorado Water Resources Research Institute], 1995. 1994-1995. e30pp.
6 21 Carpenter papers - NCWCD [Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District]. 1993. 9pp.
6 22 CWRRI grant (1995-96). 1995-1996. e30pp.
6 23 Hoover Library grant. 1995-1999. e40pp.
6 24 Kansas v. Colorado (Arkansas R. Compact). 1995. e75pp.
6 25 Wyo v. Colo; Kans v. Colo - Greg's work. 1995. e35pp.
6 26 Wyo v. Colo. and: Kansas v. Colo. 1994-1995. e75pp.
6 27 Wyoming. 1997. e35pp.
6 28 DEC VIP list/timeline. 1995. e45pp.
6 29 The library of Judge Donald A. and Doris M. Carpenter. 1993. e100pp.
DEC personal.
6 30-31 DEC personal 1-2. 1994-2004. e400pp.
7 1-4 DEC personal 3-6. 1995-1998. e250pp.
7 5 Carpenter properties in Greeley. undated. e25pp.
7 6 Crow Creek Ranch. 1996-1999. e35pp. including folded maps
7 7-8 DEC as senator. 1995-1998. e150pp.
7 9-12 CRC thru 1922. 1994-1998. e450pp.
7 13-15 CRC, 1923 thru ratif[ication]. 1994-1996. e350pp.
7 16-18 Other river compacts. 1994-1998. e300pp.
7 19-20 DEC after 1935. 1996-1998. e80pp.
7 21-28 GMS [Greg M. Silkensen] misc. files. 1989-1996. e100pp.
Includes notes and copies from archival repositories in the seven Colorado River Compact states
7 29-34 D.T. notes on Greg [Silkensen's research]. 1995. e60pp.
7 35 League of the Southwest. 1994-1996. e45pp.
7 36 CRC through 1922. 1995. e100pp.
8 1-7 CRC 1923 thru ratification. 1995. e450pp.
8 8 Power issue. 1995. e125pp.
8 9-10 Rio Grande Compact. 1995. e175pp.
8 11 La Plata River Compact. 1994-1995. 13pp.
8 12-13 North Platte Compact. 1995. e75pp.
8 14 Arkansas River. 1995. 12pp.
8 15 Little Snake Compact. 1995. 8pp.
8 16 San Juan River. undated. 7pp.
8 17-21 Hoover. 1994-1999. e700pp.
8 22-28 States - D.T. 1956, 1993-1997. e400pp.
Includes "A guide to public records in the Arizona State Archives, 2nd ed." (1994) and folders on Arizona, California, Nebraska, and New Mexico. The second Arizona folder includes microfiche from the Carl Hayden Collection. The second California folder includes "History of Imperial Irrigation District and the development of Imperial Valley" by M. J. Dowd (1956). The New Mexico folder includes information on the history of Bishop's Lodge.
9 1-15 DEC writings. 1996, undated. e300pp.
Photocopies with Tyler's notes
9 16-33 Articles and notes on books about DEC. 1985-1999. e800pp.
Includes "Contrary view of the law of the Colorado River" by John Carlson and Alan Boles, Jr.; articles on "Equitable apportionment and interstate compacts"; folder "Lochhead/Raley: Opposition to water marketing"; "Western water warrior" by Steve Hart; "Evolution of water administration in Colorado" by Elwood Mead; "Work horse: Carl Hayden and the politics of water in the American Southwest" by Jack August, Jr.; "Conflict and compromise: water politics on the Rio Grande, 1880-1938" by Douglas Littlefield; and a manuscript from Don Pisani.
DT: Writings on DEC plus bibliog[raphy].
9 34 Colorado R. Water Users Association. 1995. e35pp.
9 35 "Historical vignettes of Colorado water", AWRA [American Water Resources Association]. 1995. e30pp.
9 36 DEC and CRC. Talk to NCWCD and Rotary. 1994. e35pp.
9 37 "Megaprojects" article for Waternews. 1995. e45pp.
9 38 "DEC and the Colo. R. Compact". 1994. e65pp.
9 39 Notes: PCB [Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association] paper. 1995. e75pp.
9 40 PCB paper: DEC and equit. apport. [equitable apportionment]. 1995. e100pp.
9 41 PCB paper, Maui. 1994. e75pp.
9 42 WHA [Western History Association] paper. 1996. e75pp.
9 43 "Silver Fox" (Sta. Fe paper). 1997-1998. e150pp.
9 44 Colorado River Compact Symposium proceedings. 1997. e200pp.
10 1 CWCB report (final draft). 1997. 75pp.
10 2 CWCB rept. 1997-1998. e100pp.
10 3 2001 Water Users Meeting - Greeley. 2001. e20pp.
10 4 D.U. Water Law Review article. 2001. e35pp.
10 5 Notebook. 2001. e65pp.
10 6 [Notes and copies]. 2001, undated. e50pp.
10 7-9 [Notes and copies]. 2000-2002. e250pp.
10 10 [Hobbs comments]. 2000. e50pp.
10 11 Preface. 2001. e40pp.
10 12 Introduction II. 2000-2001. e200pp.
10 13-18 Chapter 1-VI. 1995-2001. e1,100pp.
11 1-3 Chap VII-IX. 1999-2001. e400pp.
11 4 Silver Fox bibliography. 2001-2002. e75pp.
11 5 Books/bibliog. 1994-2001. e80pp.
11 6 Front cover suggestions. undated. 1p.
11 7 To do list: DEC. 1999-2002. e35pp.
11 8 Keynote to Western Water Judges, Vail. 2000. e45pp.
11 9 [Comments from Doris Carpenter]. c. 2001. e30pp.
11 10 [Correspondence]. 2001. 16pp.
11 11 [Carpenter manuscript collection inventory drafts]. 1993. e150pp.
11 12 [Database printout]. c. 2001. e75pp.
11 13 Illustrations. 2000-2001. e200pp. including photographs
11 14 [Return of edited draft]. 2001. 5pp. including photographs + 2 3.5-inch disks
12 7 "DEC as Negotiator" Colorado Water Congress 8/22/03. 2003. 32pp.
12 8 Carpenter Papers Dedication Nov. 18, 2005. 2005. 20pp. including slide
12 9 "Silver Fox" reviews. 2003-2006. e50pp.
11 City of Sterling project.
11 15 DEC and C-BT. 1983-1995. e75pp.
11 16 Greeley-Poudre Irrig. District. 1996-1998. e75pp.
11 17 Miscellaneous (not related to DEC). 1994. 7pp.
11 18 Delphus E. Carpenter and the South Platte River Compact. 2003. 43pp.
11 19 Sterling project. 2003-2004. e120pp.
11 20 [Notes-Sterling project on South Platte Compact]. 1989-2003. e150pp.
11 21 WHA, 1996: "DEC and S. Platte" notes. 1995-1996. e150pp.


Series 5: New Mexico land grant research, 1972-1995 and undated (5 linear feet)

Tyler was involved as a researcher and/or expert witness for several court cases in New Mexico related to Mexican land grants. Tyler labeled these as the Aamodt, Las Vegas, and Taos cases. More formally, they are New Mexico v. Aamodt, New Mexico v. Lewis, and New Mexico v. Abeyta. Files here document Tyler's involvement in these through court documents and his research papers. The files are in no particular order other than roughly grouped by case. Research subjects include land grants, water rights, acequias, the pueblo rights doctrine, and related laws. The series contains three confidential files closed to the public until fifty years from the date of creation; until then, they are open to clients involved or to others with written permission from the clients.
Box Folder
12 10 Ordinances of Lands and Waters, or Geometrical-Judicial Formulary for the Designation, Establishment, Measurement, Landmarking and Bounding of All Tracts of Land, Sites, Farms, Large and Small Cattle Ranches, and Grants of Water. 1983. e250pp.
12 11-12 New Mexico v. Aamodt. Deposition of Daniel Tyler, Ph.D. Volume I-II. 1983. e325pp.
12 13 Plaintiffs in Intervention. 1983. 186pp.
12 14 Tyler, "Land and Water Tenure in New Mexico: 1821-1846". undated. e130pp.
12 15 New Mexico v. Aamodt. Transcript of Proceedings, Volume 6. 1983. 159pp.
12 16 New Mexico v. Aamodt. Transcript of Proceedings, Volume 7. 1983. 234pp.
12 17 Telephonic Deposition of Daniel Tyler. 1990. 140pp.
12 18 Ditch Priorities, Taos Valley. 1989, undated. 14pp.
12 19 Archive 778: Year 1764 [SANM, State Archives of New Mexico]. undated. 6pp.
12 20 Archive 1248: Year 1753. undated. 13pp.
12 21 Chronology: Taos Valley Settlement. undated. 11pp.
12 22 Wroth, Lady of Talpa. 1979, 1989. 10pp.
12 23 Baxter Reports. 1987. e150pp.
12 24 F.H. Ellis, Taos Pueblo. 1974, 1989. 15pp.
Correspondence from Malcolm Elbright
12 25 Archive 967: Year 1745 (Partition of Gijosa Grant). undated. 1p.
12 26 Archive 755: Year 1735 (first partition of Serna Grant). undated. 10pp.
12 27 Archive 760: Year 1743 (second partition of Serna Grant). undated. 1p.
12 28 Misc. Notes: SANM II and Taos Baptismal Records. 1989. 17pp.
12 29 Ebright, "Martinez Ditch". 1979. 8pp.
12 30 SG #1292 and Translation. undated. 15pp.
12 31 Sender Collection. 1988-1989. e50pp.
12 32 Taos Census: 1750, 1790, 1796. undated. 20pp.
12 33 Land Sales-Desmontes (shows 1840 Acequia). undated. 11pp.
12 34 Custom: Taos Trial/Taos Valley Acequias. 1986-1991, undated. e200pp.
12 35 Maps. undated. e12 maps, including folded oversize
12 36 Taos Water Rights (Bills, Correspondence, etc.). 1988-1995. e150pp.
13 1 Custom Article - CLAHR [Colonial Latin American Historical Review]. 1991-1995. e150pp.
13 2 Las Vegas Case - Spring '92. 1992-1993. e100pp.
CONFIDENTIAL
13 3 Proj Spec. Finalists. undated. e75pp.
13 4 Hordes Rep't. 1992, undated. e100pp.
13 5 Las Vegas Grant: Translation. undated. e50pp.
13 6 Biggs, "Pueblo Doctrine". undated. 23pp.
13 7 Baade, "Groundwater". undated. 29pp.
13 8 Cartwright Opinion. 1987, undated. 65pp.
13 9 Greenleaf, "Land and Water". undated. 16pp.
13 10 Regulations, 1828. undated. 5pp.
13 11 Mexican Law, March 20, 1837. undated. 16pp.
13 12 Mexican Laws, Various from Legislacion Mexicana. undated. e40pp.
13 13 Ordenanzas Municipales for N.M. Spring 1846. undated. 17pp.
13 14 Cortes Laws Vigentes in 1829. undated. e100pp.
13 15 Legislacion Agraria. undated. e50pp.
13 16 Margadant: Memo. 1992. 11pp.
13 17 Ira Clark - PRD [Pueblo Rights Doctrine]. undated. 3pp.
13 18 Tyler, "Land and Water". undated. e100pp.
13 19 Plan of Pitic (copy), Chih. 1800. undated. e100pp.
13 20 Engstrand, Jan. 1986. 1986. 104pp.
13 21 Mexico, Various Laws from Reynolds, Span. and Mex. Laws. undated. 14pp.
13 22 Onate, 1948. 1986, undated. e150pp.
13 23 Anastasia Stevens, Pueblo Rights Doctrine. undated. 48pp.
13 24 Galvan, Tierras y Aguas 1842, 1844. undated. e150pp.
13 25 Engstrand, Pueblo Rts. Doctrine and Span. Laws in Indies. 1985, undated. e100pp.
13 26 Maps. undated. 6pp.
13 27 Span.-Mex. Water Laws. undated. e275pp.
13 28 The Pueblo Doctrine Claim: A Study in Law, History, and Legal History. 1995, undated. 40pp.
13 29 Petition for the Writ of Certiorari. 1994. 24pp.
13 30 Review of Aamodt to 1987 by Emily Greenwald. 1987. 19pp.
13 31 Correspondence--Langum and Lounsbury Rep't. 1987, undated. 23pp.
13 32 N.M. Tax Info. 1985-1994. e250pp.
13 33 Misc. Land/Water Studies. 1981-1991. e250pp.
CONFIDENTIAL
13 34 Common Lands - Ruiz. 1985. 1p.
13 35 Legal terms, phrases taken from Land Grant microfilm (SG and PLC). undated. 7pp.
13 36 Data Base. undated. 7pp.
13 37 Memo - Eric Briggs, 7/29/85, re Questions during w/ L.T. Lewis Case. 1985. 25pp.
CONFIDENTIAL
13 38 Experts Meeting: State, Aug. 5-8, 1985. 1985. 4pp.
13 39 NMRCA - Card Cat. Water Refs. - (SANM, I, II) and Collections. 1985. 9pp.
13 40 Expert Witness Meeting: June 9-10, 1985. 1985. 2pp. + 2 microcassette tapes
13 41 Correspondence: Ebright. 1985-1987, undated. e50pp.
13 42 1990 N.M. Ct. of Appeals decision not to allow summary judgment. 1990. 23pp.
13 43 N.M. Ct. of Appeals. 1994. 19pp.
13 44 DRSW Docs (Parral Archives). undated. 59pp.
13 45 Materials Xeroxed by R. Salazar in Guadalajara, 1985. undated. 54pp.
13 46 State vs Valmont Plantations. undated. 33pp.
14 1 Summary Judgement Brief. 1974-1988. e80pp.
14 2 Acequias y Sangrias. 1986. 25pp.
14 3 Affidavits - Jan 1986. 1986. e175pp.
14 4 Hans Baade, Memo on Pueblo Water Rights Aug. 1985. 1985. 23pp.
14 5 Baade - Jan '86. 1985. e150pp.
14 6 Ventas, Composiciones y Confirmaciones de Tierras y Aguas from Historia General de Real Hacienda, 1851. undated. 17pp.
14 7 Ebright "Legal Background" - Part of paper. undated. 41pp.
14 8 Ebright: Community Lands in N. M. 1983. 35pp.
14 9 Diaz, Guide. undated. e125pp.
14 10 Em Hall, Aamodt, Conclusions of Law. 1972-1984. e50pp.
14 11 Hall, "Pueblo Land Grant Labyrinth". 1986. e75pp.
14 12 Las Vegas Reply to State's Request for Trial. undated. 66pp.
14 13 E.V. Long Papers: History of Las Vegas Grant. undated. e75pp.
14 14 City of Las Vegas - Jan 86. 1986. e250pp.
14 15 Oczon, "Land Grants in N.M." A Bibliography. 1982. 21pp.
14 16 Water: Bibliog, NMHR. 1986. 4pp.
14 17 Simpson, The Ejido. undated. 5pp.
14 18 Twitchell, The Spanish Archives of New Mexico. 1976. e325pp.
14 19 Tyler, Affidavit, Jan '86. 1986. 23pp.
14 20 Vassberg, Land and Society. 1984. e100p.
14 21 Vassberg, "The Spanish Background - Problems Concerning... Common Lands". undated. 27pp.
14 22 David E. Vassberg, "Tierras Baldias". undated. 10pp.
14 23 Memo (Prelim. Rept) Aug. 6, '85. 1985. 54pp.
14 24 Guillermo Margadant. 1985. e200pp.
14 25 Yudin, "Findings, Conclusions" Aamodt. 1985. 25pp.
14 26 Cortes, Jan. 4, 1813. 1983. e20pp.
14 27 Cortes: Nov. 9, 1812. undated. 3pp.
14 28 Engstrand, Study of Span, Mex Laws Relating to Water (Bibliog - Contents). undated. 38pp.
14 29 Sanchez, Recap (transl). 1986. e80pp.
14 30 Arrillaga, Recopilacion 1828. 1986. 1p.
14 31 Cano Ditch: NM State Hist. Soc. April, 1985. 1985. e45pp.
14 32 "The role of Hispanic custom in defining New Mexican land and water rights". 1991. e40pp.
14 33 Taos history. undated. e200pp.
14 34-36 Taos/Rio Hondo transcripts. 1991. e300pp.
14 37 Taos/Rio Hondo special master's report. 1993. 50pp.
15 1 Underground water in Hispanic New Mexico: an analysis of laws, customs, and disputes. 1987-1989. 39pp.
15 2 Baca Float #4. 1987. e125pp.
15 3 Baca #4. 1989. e60pp.
15 4 The Baca Float Number Four Land Grant: An assessment of wter rights under Spanish Colonial and Mexican law. 1986. 69pp.
15 5 Pueblo rights doctrine. 1987. 175pp.
15 6-7 Pueblo rights doctrine. 1987-1988, undated. e300pp.


Series 6: Navajo livestock interviews, 1968-1973 (0.5 linear feet)

Tyler conducted interviews with Tom Allen and his family, friends, and associates while studying for his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico. Allen was a stockman on the Navajo Reservation from about 1930 to 1950. The interviews relate to Navajo livestock and Allen's life and activities. Files are in order of tape number. Materials are primarily transcripts with an initial folder of project planning documents and correspondence, and a final folder containing a student paper. Interview releases are not included.
Box Folder
15 8 American Indian Research Project 1968-1969. 1968-1970. e65pp.
15 9 Mrs. Horace Biggs. 1969. 26pp.
15 10 Jackie (Mrs. Sam Powers) youngest daughter of Tom Allen. 1969. 29pp.
15 11 Mrs. Ruth Bergquist. 1969. 38pp.
15 12 Tom Allen and Mrs. Lillian Burnham. 1970. 36pp.
15 13 Mrs. Ruth Bergquist. 1969. 35pp.
15 14 Tom Allen (Former BIA stockman). 1968. 25pp.
15 15 Mrs. Joseph Kraft (2nd daughter of Tom Allen). 1969. 26pp.
15 16 Mr. and Mrs. Horace Biggs (traders). 1969. e50pp.
15 17 Mrs. Ernelle Hermanson. 1969. 28pp.
15 18 Howard Gorman (Navajo Tribal Councilman of Ganado, Ariz.), Tom Allen (BIA Stockman, 1929-1953?, presently of Abq.), Mrs. Gorman. 1968. 35pp.
15 19 Howard Gorman, Navajo Tribal Councilman. 1968. e50pp.
15 20 Tom Allen (former stockman for BIA). 1968. e50pp.
15 21 Tom Allen (Former BIA stockman). 1968. 33pp.
15 22 Tom Allen and Mrs. Ruth Bergquist. 1969. 30pp.
15 23 Mrs. Bill Palmer (trader). 1969. e60pp.
15 24 Tom Allen--Dealings with the Navahos [student paper]. 1973. 14pp.